Shiwan Crackle Glaze Buddha Avalokiteśvara
This statue is a rare and beautiful dark skinned depiction of Bodhisattva Goddess of Mercy. In this version she is holding a vase, which some say is a representation of harmony while others maintain is a vessel of tears, representing the suffering of others. The expression seems to be peaceful, supporting the idea of harmony.
The robe has a distinct crackle glaze with blue and gray lines. The glaze also has crazing and discoloration due to age. There are rust spots and glaze contractions apparent in some areas as well. However, there is no damage. The figure is in excellent condition for age. There is a mark on the lower interior of the figure that is not clear enough for me to decipher.
The statue measures about 18 inches tall and approximately 6 inches across at the widest point. Weight is in consideration of packaging for safe shipping.